- 03-25-2013, 01:56 PM #9
BB10's android runtime can ONLY do 100% Dalvik apps. If you have even a single line of c/c++ codes in your Android app, your Android app will NOT function on BB10.
It is technically IMPOSSIBLE to make any decent massive 3D game such as Nova 3 without c/c++ codes. And it is technically IMPOSSIBLE for BB10 to run Android apps with even a single line of c/c++ codes. Therefore Nava 3 is a native BB10 game.
- 03-25-2013, 02:04 PM #10
Gamelofts Batman Dark Knight Coming to BlackBerry 10 This Month - BerryReview
It is less about wheelin and dealin --- it is just easier to port a pure c/c++ game from iOS (that is kinda UNIX) to QNX (which is POSIX) and they both use OpenGL and OpenAL.
- 03-26-2013, 01:19 PM #12
Less than 20% of the 100,000 BB10 apps are repackaged Android apps. Numerically it makes sense because the majority of mobile apps for all platforms are games and games are coded in native c/c++ codes --- which BB10's android runtime cannot run.
BlackBerry Z10: My First Week - Mobility - Smartphones -
- 03-27-2013, 03:02 AM #15
I haven't played it but I'm seeing big apps coming to my Z10 all the time. We're supposedly in for some major updates by the end of the week(most likely tomorrow) which probably includes facebook. We got WhatsApp and it is much nicer than the WP8 version. BlackBerry is like Nokia but in charge of the OS. It's nice.
We also have jetpack joyride, airline apps, and Asphalt. It's growing and BlackBerry isn't sitting on their hands either.HTC Droid Incredible --> Apple iPhone 4S --> Nokia Lumia 920 --> BlackBerry Z10
- 03-27-2013, 12:14 PM #17
- 03-27-2013, 12:35 PM #19
For example, Galaxy on Fire 2 is available on iOS and on Android --- Fishlabs didn't even bother to touch the Android source code, they ported GoF2 directly from the iOS source code to Playbook/BB10.
- 03-27-2013, 05:11 PM #20
The apps are dependent on the person. Right now, I have Instagram, Pinterest, SkyDrive, Flipboard side loaded. There are native apps for jetpack joyride, beach buggy blitz, angry birds but to be honest, I don't play much games on it. I have Google Talk, Waze, Wallstreet Journal, NYTimes, kindle, Box and Dropbox support from within the OS, Pageonce, OpenTable, GasBuddy, Flixster, and of course facebook(which kind of sucks at the moment) and twitter. I also have Apollo, a Pandora client, Slacker, 8tracks, Evernote. My N64 emulator so I can play Ocarina of Time, United Airlines and Delta Airlines, TuneIn, Amazing Breaker, The Economist.
My battery lasts 12 hours and it is getting better day by day and I can swap out batteries whenever I want for more juice. I have a 32GB SDCard in there with the additional 16GB internal. I love it. The audio is on par with the iPhone but I wish it was on par with the 920.HTC Droid Incredible --> Apple iPhone 4S --> Nokia Lumia 920 --> BlackBerry Z10
- 03-27-2013, 05:14 PM #21
Definitely better than the WP8 store when it first started up. Also, when they update to the jellybean runtime, even more apps will be available. This is not to say that I don't like Windows Phone, I just hate Microsoft for the way they've been handling things.HTC Droid Incredible --> Apple iPhone 4S --> Nokia Lumia 920 --> BlackBerry Z10
- 03-27-2013, 06:30 PM #22
- 03-27-2013, 11:31 PM #23HTC Droid Incredible --> Apple iPhone 4S --> Nokia Lumia 920 --> BlackBerry Z10
- 03-27-2013, 11:50 PM #24
Plants vs Zombies and Cut the Rope have been available on the Playbook for a long time, so that's not a surprise --- and these have been ported from the iOS version to native BB10/Playbook.
If you see an app that requires a lot of CPU power (like a massive 3D game), then that BB10 app is a native BB10 app ported from iOS versions. Just look at the Galaxy on Fire 2 example that I cited above. Angry Birds on BB10, ported from iOS version.
Nobody creates an app just for the Android platform --- they don't get paid enough money. So they already have an iOS version of their app. And if there is even a single line of c/c++ code in their app, then it is much easier to port their iOS version to BB10 than to try to port their Android version to BB10.
- 03-28-2013, 10:22 AM #25
How have they been "handling things"...
I think they are doing a pretty awesome job...WP8 and W8 now have Unity, Marmalade and Havok middleware...the best games will come now much quicker to WP8 and Windows 8 at the same time...that means picking up on a game when you have paused it on one of the platforms...
I like BB but the Z10 is nothing to write home about and brings very little to the table, at least for me.
If it works for you, that is great. However, I think they are finished and have took a very bad decision to market a "high end" phone to a market that is saturated (North America and Europe) as opposed to also releasing cheaper devices for markets that will buy their product in mass quanity...
Nokia/MS have a much better battle plan...
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